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John Paul Stevens: Unassuming but impactful over his 99 years

John Paul Stevens: Unassuming but impactful over his 99 years

To the very end, John Paul Stevens was a different kind of Supreme Court justice and a distinctive individual. He died at age 99 on Tuesday, practically with pen in hand, having just finished his third book and deeply engaged in debate on the law. The 1975 appointee of Republican President Gerald Ford offered proof…MORE

Feds end investigation into Trump Org and hush money payments

Feds end investigation into Trump Org and hush money payments

Federal prosecutors in New York have ended their investigation into the Trump Organization’s role in hush money payments made to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump and have been ordered by a judge to release additional information connected to their related probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, according to court documents filed…MORE

2nd federal judge blocks Trump admin from adding citizenship question to census

2nd federal judge blocks Trump admin from adding citizenship question to census

A second federal judge has issued an order permanently blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census in any form, despite the Trump administration’s insistence it has abandoned plans to add the question on the census. The latest order is from Judge George Hazel who is overseeing a case in…MORE

Bernie Sanders to 2020 Democrats: Reject private insurance and pharma donations

Bernie Sanders to 2020 Democrats: Reject private insurance and pharma donations

Sen. Bernie Sanders will challenge Democratic primary candidates to reject donations from private health insurance and pharmaceutical interests during a Wednesday speech billed by his campaign as a rebuttal to intraparty criticism of “Medicare for All.” “You can’t change a corrupt system by taking its money,” the Vermont independent will say, according to prepared remarks.…MORE

Debt ceiling talks progress but time running out

Debt ceiling talks progress but time running out

Everyone on Capitol Hill — Republicans and Democrats, leaders and chairmen and chairwomen — is saying the right thing publicly about the efforts to reach a sweeping two-year budget and debt ceiling agreement. Behind closed doors the negotiations have progressed to a point where an agreement is possible. But being close to an agreement isn’t…MORE

Pelosi’s office, Ocasio-Cortez working to schedule one-on-one meeting

Pelosi’s office, Ocasio-Cortez working to schedule one-on-one meeting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office is working to schedule a meeting between her and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a potential opportunity for the two Democratic Party luminaries to settle differences after weeks of tension. Pelosi’s office received a request on Tuesday from Ocasio-Cortez’s office for the two lawmakers to meet one-on-one, a spokesman for the speaker…MORE

House to vote on criminal contempt for Barr, Ross over census dispute

House to vote on criminal contempt for Barr, Ross over census dispute

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over a dispute related to the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The latest escalation in tensions between House Democrats and the administration comes after…MORE